Father Kurt

While I was attending graduate school at Purdue University, I was told a couple times, “you photograph Indiana like Vonnegut writes about it.”

Later that year I was commissioned to photograph Kurt Vonnegut’s brother Bernard Vonnegut.  I was touched with Kurt’s mention of his brother in his last novel Timequake.

His brother had recently passed on;  I wondered if he was aware of the photograph I created of Bernard, so I wrote him a note and sent off a couple prints to his agent.

I received this letter just a couple days later.


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